Friday, August 26, 2011

A clover and one bee

Friend and colleague Jade Shutes has shared impressions of To Bee natural perfume over at her blog and is hosting a giveaway which is open to those all over the world.

Here is a sweet poem by Emily Dickenson, which in her life time foraging honey bees were thought to be males, not females. Thus, instead of the word his substitute her.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, -
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee’s experience
Of clovers and of noon
~ Emily Dickenson

Flowers of June by Sir Frank Dicksee British, I used this image because Jade was born on June 1st was given the birth name June.

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